8th Italia Art Festival
The 8 th Italia Art Festival opened at Charlie's Gallery at Italia Restaurant in Bacolod City Saturday, and this will run until February 13.
Conceived in 2011 as an exhibit to showcase excellent Philippine art, this 8th year show features artists, such as Romeo Tabuena, Gus Albor, Mauro Malang Santos, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Pacita Abad, Tiny Nuyda, Norma Belleza, Angel Cacnio, Cesar Buenaventura, Edgar Sarmiento, Jun Martinez, and Bacolod favorites Charlie Co and Dennis Ascalon.*CGS
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Murcia ES conducts transition program
The Murcia Elementary School SPED Class is now on its 9th year, since its opening in July 2008, and the development of learning started to surge this year with the transition program for children with hearing and visual impairments, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorder who are aged 14 and above.
The program is a coordinated set of activities for a student designed within an outcome oriented process that promotes engagement in the implementation of in and out school activities, including vocational training, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult service, independent living, or community participation, its press release said.
Special pupils are taught body, face, arm, and hand massage, and given cooking lesson by TESDA graduates of ALS.
Meanwhile, the Murcia ES Teachers Chorale is now on its 7th year of existence, with the support of former principal Felina De Asis. The group consists of 43 teachers and was formed to give glory and honor to the school and the Almighty God, its press release said.
The Murcia Elementary School Pupils Chorale, consisting of 40 pupils from grades 4, 5 and 6, was also formed, with Ma. Gemma Magallanes as group adviser.
They are trained to sing the prayer song and the Philippine National Hymn and some nationalistic songs whenever there is a program in the school. They were also taught the basic note reading for them to be able to read simple musical pieces, the press release said.
The program aims to develop the pupils' talent, personality, and self-confidence, and to mould them to be more responsible and better citizens of the country, the press release added.*
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